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“Disturbing” & “Misleading”

posted on January 30, 2013

For The New York Review of Books, Steve Coll examines Zero Dark Thirty, the new film about the events that led to Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011. While Coll lauds the movie as an impressive drama, he criticizes the film’s “journalistic” perspective. By framing the movie as a journalistic account, actual events are blurred by artistic license. According to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the misguided representation of torture, has, “the potential to shape American public opinion in a disturbing and misleading manner.”

Read at New York Review of Books